Kratom and insomnia
Poor quality sleep and insufficient hours of rest originate direct negative consequences on our daily life, causing irritability, mood issues, headaches and/or tiredness. In addition, some quite serious diseases are closely related to poor nights’ sleep, such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, morbid obesity, etc. It is estimated that about 5% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia and about 30% suffers from occasional insomnia.
The pharmaceutical industry offers a wide variety of synthetic drugs to combat sleep disorders, which help millions of people around the world to have their quality of life increased by being able to sleep more and better. Their side effects are varied and change according to their chemical composition, ranging from something simple like constipation, or moderate and with medium-term consequences such as changes in appetite patterns, to long-term memory loss.
It is a fact that the search for natural medicines for sleep problems has increased dramatically in recent years. Kratom, still quite unknown in Europe, has proven to have very beneficial properties for those seeking to improve the quality of their sleep and to be spared the inherent side effects of industrialized drugs.
“Your doctor is not going to recommend you kratom. In fact, they will most likely never have heard the name in their life, will have to google it, and will label it as an unsafe drug.”
Kratom helps to manage factors that affect the quality of sleep such as physical pain, stress, anxiety or muscular tensions. As a result, it helps to calm down and achieve a more restful and uninterrupted sleep. This plant of the coffee family has been used by the inhabitants of Malaysia, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, where it is native, for millennia. Its properties are given by the alkaloids present in its leaves – such as mitragynine – which produce analgesic, stimulant or sedative effects according to the dose taken.
Generally, lower doses cause stimulant effects while higher doses cause sedative effects. Its analgesic effects will always be present, naturally enhanced when the dose is increased. Among the varieties of kratom, the red-veined ones are the ones usually associated with the relaxing and sleep-inducing effect, such as Red Vein Kali and Red Bali.
If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep-related problems, we always recommend seeking a health professional for a more accurate diagnosis. The treatment of sleep problems is not a game and industrial medicine is very important, but remember that your doctor is not going to recommend you kratom. In fact, they will most likely never have heard the name in their life, will have to google it, and will label it as an unsafe drug.
There are many stories of people suffering from the problems described above who have had success with the use of kratom. As each organism has a peculiar and unique functioning, it is really up to each person to try what is best for them and consider the effectiveness, the side effects generated by each substance and their personal choice for what is natural or industrialized.
There are many stories of people with sleep problems who have had success using kratom.